Become an Advocate
There are many ways to advocate for our homeless neighbors. Becoming educated about the complexities of homelessness and poverty is a great first step. However the most important thing you can do is sharing this knowledge with family members and friends. When you speak out to those you know, your voice helps to build understanding and empathy toward those in need. There are many negative stereotypes about individuals who are homeless, and these can only be dispelled with knowledge, and understanding. Together, we can have compassionate conversations about the myriad of circumstances that contribute to homelessness and about the hope we have for a better tomorrow. Contact us with any questions regarding homelessness and we will be happy to help educate you.
“People who are homeless are not social inadequates. They are people without homes.”
There are many ways to get involved with each of the organizations listed below, and Front Steps enthusiastically works with each of them in an effort to restore hope to Austin’s homeless.
Below is a list of advocacy groups involved with and actively supporting homeless assistance programs:
• National Coalition for the Homeless
• National Alliance to End Homelessness
• National Coalition for Homeless Veterans
• National Clearinghouse for Drug and Alcohol Information
• National Interfaith Hospitality Network (Family Promise)
• National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty
• National Resource Center on Homelessness and Mental Illness
• Health Care for the Homeless Information Resource Center
Below is a list of advocacy groups that work on issues related to affordable housing: